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[ad-ven-tist, ad-ven-]
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  1. Also called Second Adventist. a member of any of certain Christian denominations that maintain that the Second Advent of Christ is imminent.
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  1. of or relating to Adventists.
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Origin of Adventist

First recorded in 1835–45; Advent + -ist
Related formsAd·vent·ism, noun
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  1. a member of any of the Christian groups, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists that hold that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent
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Word Origin and History for adventist


1843, from Advent + -ist. Church Latin adventus was applied to the coming of the Savior, both the first or the anticipated second, hence Adventist, a name applied to millenarian sects, especially and originally the Millerites (U.S.).

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